Severe generalized junctional epidermolysis bullosa in a newborn

Junctional epidermolysis bullosa in a newborn

Authors

  • Rekha Thaddanee Department of Pediatrics, GAIMS, Bhuj
  • Kinjal Patel
  • Aishwarya Ramani

Keywords:

Blisters, Epidermolysis Bullosa, Junctional epidermolysis bullosa, Skin fragility

Abstract

Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a group of inherited skin fragility disorders. It characteristically presents as blisters formation over skin and mucosa. Epidermolysis bullosa simplex, junctional epidermolysis bullosa and dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa are three major subtypes of EB depending on the level of skin cleavage. Present case report describes a rare junctional epidermolysis bullosa in a newborn. Clinical manifestations vary from mild local blisters formation to severe one with multisystem involvement. Protection of skin, prevention of complications and supportive care are the only current treatment options.

Author Biographies

Kinjal Patel

Junior Resident, Department of Pediatrics,

Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Sciences and GK General Hospital

Bhuj, Kachchh, Gujarat, India-370001

Aishwarya Ramani

Junior Resident, Department of Dermatology,

Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Sciences and GK General Hospital

Bhuj, Kachchh, Gujarat, India-370001

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Published

2021-10-20

How to Cite

Thaddanee, R., Patel, K., & Ramani, A. . (2021). Severe generalized junctional epidermolysis bullosa in a newborn: Junctional epidermolysis bullosa in a newborn. GAIMS Journal of Medical Sciences, 1(1 (December), 8–11. Retrieved from http://gjms.gaims.ac.in/ojs/index.php/gjms/article/view/10